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    The famous footballer was involved in a crash in a Wellington neat Lossiemouth where the Pilot and one other crew member were killed probably 1939 or 1940 and probably with 20 OTU does anyone have any further information.

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    Hi John,

    1943 !
    Courtesy of Bill Chorley Vol 7 OTU losses...
    20 OTU B Flight Wellington Ic R1779
    4 Apr 1943
    Crashed 0200 attempting forced landing at Binn Hill (2 to 3 miles east of Lossiemouth)

    Sgt F A W Hood killed. Buried at Ayr.
    Sgt W Busby injured
    Sgt F L Myatt injured
    Sgt A F Davidson killed. Buried at Lossiemouth.
    Sgt S H Mortensen injured
    Sgt L R Laird injured

    All injured surprisingly lightly injured and treated at Dr Grays Hospital Elgin
    Last edited by PeterColwill; 9th January 2017 at 20:10.

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    Hi,

    1081365 Stanley Harding Mortensen (AIR 78)

    Probably Sgt. W. Rusby, Wounded or Injured in Action

    https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarch...0-%201395.html

    1425140 William Rusby (AIR 78)

    http://www.jefflegault.com/sites/def...Memorial2r.pdf - page 39

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    Thank you both for your replies. The Mortensen biogs all refer to 'early in the war'!

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    Sorry!

    Sgt. W. Rusby - WOUNDED OR INJURED ON ACTIVE SERVICE.

    Mojmir

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